NIOSH Respirators User Notice
Issue Date: June 22, 2009
From: Heinz Ahlers, Chief, Technology Evaluation Branch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
Subject: Revocation of all Respirator Certificates of Approval Issued to Jiangsu Teyin Nonwoven Fabrics Co., Ltd. (JTN) Effective June 22, 2009
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has revoked the following certificates of approval issued to Jiangsu Teyin Nonwoven Fabrics Co., Ltd.(JTN):
- TC-84A-4244 TC-84A-4245
- TC-84A-4380 TC-84A-4381
- TC-84A-4382 TC-84A-4384
- TC-84A-4385 TC-84A-4386
- TC-84A-4389 TC-84A-4406
- TC-84A-4407 TC-84A-4408
- TC-84A-4490 TC-84A-4501
As of June 22, 2009, no JTN respirator model can be listed as NIOSH approved.
Revocation also means that respirators bearing NIOSH approval numbers TC-84A-4244, TC-84A-4245, TC-84A-4380, TC-84A-4381, TC-84A-4382, TC-84A-4384, TC-84A-4385, TC-84A-4386, TC-84A-4389, TC-84A-4406, TC-84A-4407, TC-84A-4408, TC-84A-4490 and TC-84A-4501 can no longer be manufactured, assembled, sold, or distributed.
NIOSH has revoked these approvals in accordance with the authority granted in Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 84.43(c) (42 CFR 84) which states “The Institute reserves the right to revoke, for cause, any certificate of approval where it is found that the applicant’s quality control test methods, equipment, or records do not ensure effective quality control over the respirator for which approval was issued” and the authority granted in 42 CFR 84.34 which states “The Institute reserves the right to revoke, for cause, any certificate of approval issued pursuant to the provisions of this part. Such causes include, but are not limited to, misuse of approval labels and markings, misleading advertising, and failure to maintain or cause to be maintained the quality control requirements of the certificate of approval.”